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“Scripture clearly proves that God by his eternal and unchanging will determined once and for all those whom he would one day admit to salvation and those whom he would consign to destruction” John Calvin
“If we wish to be sure that we are right in all things, we should always be ready to accept this principle: I will believe that the white that I see is black, if the hierarchical church so defines it.” Saint Ignatius Loyola/ The Spiritual Exercises
“I understand antagonism to mean men’s unsocial sociability, i.e., their tendency to enter into society, combined, however, with a thoroughgoing resistance that constantly threatens to sunder this society.” Immanuel Kant/ Perpetual Peace and Other Essays
“But it appears that Thomas did not believe the resurrection, and, as they say, would not believe without having ocular and manual demonstration himself. . Thomas Paine
“Let us then suppose the mind to be, as we say, white paper, void of all characters, without any ideas: How comes it to be furnished? To this I answer in one word, from Experience.” John Locke
“Contending for the rights of women, my main argument is built on this simple principle, that if she be not prepared by education to become the companion of man, she will stop the progress of knowledge and virtue.” Mary Wollstonecraft
“Hitherto, we have explained the phenomena of the heavens and of our .. by power of gravity, but have not yet assigned the cause of this power… and I frame no hypothesis.” Isaac Newton Isaac Newton
“Our faith in Christ does not free us from works but from false opinions concerning works, that is, from the foolish presumption that justification is acquired by works.” Martin Luther
“The time will therefore come when the sun will shine only on free men who know no other master but their reason, when tyrants and slaves, priests and their stupid or hypocritical instruments will exist only in the works of history and on the stage.” Marquis de condorcet
“Reason is to a philosopher what grace is to a Christian” Denis Diderot ?
“They that have already Instituted a Common-Wealth, being thereby bound by Covenant…cannot lawfully make a new covenant, amongst themselves, to be obedient to any other, in any thing whatsoever, without his consent.” hobbs
“The contamination of parents is transmitted to their children so that everyone, without exception, is depraved from their earliest moment…Even babies bring their condemnation from their mother’s womb.” John Calvin
“Let woman share the rights, and she will emulate the virtues of man; for she must grow more perfect when emancipated.” Mary Wollstonecraft
“I believe in one God, and no more; and I hope for happiness beyond this life…My own mind if my own church.” Thomas Paine
“For the vindicating and asserting [of] their ancient rights and liberties, [they] declare that the pretended power of suspending of laws or the execution of laws by regal authority as it hath been assumed and exercised of late is illegal.” Bill of Rights ?
“Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed immaturity…Nothing is required for this enlightenment, however, except freedom; and the freedom in question is the least harmful of all, namely, the freedom to use reason publicly in all matters.” Immanuel Kant
“Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away, and destroy the property of the people…they forfeit the power the people had put into their hands for quite contrary ends, and it devolves to the people.” John Locke ?
“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with senses, reason and intellect has intended us to forgo their use and by some other means to give us knowledge which we can obtain by them.” Galileo Galilei
“When the Apostle Paul says that man is justified by faith and freely, these words are to be understood in that sense in which the uninterrupted unanimity of the Catholic Church has held and expressed them” The Council of Trent
“The more reason you find in a man, the more probity you will find in him. In contrast, wherever fanaticism and superstition reign, uncontrolled passions reign too.” The Philosopher/ Diderot ?
“The natural impulse to do this- the sources of unsociability and of thoroughgoing resistance that give rise to so much evil but also drive men anew toward further exertions of their powers, consequently to diverse development of their natural capacities- Immanuel Kant ?
“The rule we must follow that the argument of induction may not be evaded by hypotheses…for whatever is not deduced from the phenomena is to be called as hypothesis; and hypotheses, whether metaphysical or physical, whether of occult qualities or mechanic Isaac Newton
“I think that in discussion of physical problems we ought to begin not from the authority of scriptural passages…which may have some different meaning beneath their words.” Galileo Galilei
“If anyone says that all Christians have the power to administer the word and all the sacraments, let him be anathema.” Council of Trent
“During the time men live without a common Power to keep them all in awe, there are in that condition which is called Warre; and such a warre, as if of every man, against every man.” Thomas Hobbes
“Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away, and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any farther obedience.” John Locke
“The public use of one’s reason must always be free, and it alone can bring about enlightenment among mankind; the private use of reason may, however, often be very narrowly restricted, without hindering the progress of enlightenment.” Immanuel Kant
“[Political power] can have no other end or measure, when in the hands of the magistrate, but to preserve the members of that society in their lives, liberties and possessions; and so cannot be an absolute, arbitrary power over their lives and fortunes.” John Locke
“It is clear that, as the soul needs only the Word of God for its life and righteousness, so it is justified by faith alone and not any works; for if it could be justified by anything else, it would not need the Word, and consequently it would not need fa Voltaire ?
“The great source of most of the ideas we have, depending wholly upon our senses, and derived by them to the understanding, I call sensation.” John Locke
“From observations of these spots repeated many times, I have been led to the opinion and conviction that the surface of the moon is not smooth, uniform and precisely spherical as a great number of philosophoers see it Galileo Galilei
“They that have already instituted a commonwealth, being thereby bound by covenant…cannot lawfully make a new covenant, amongst themselves, to be obedient to any other, in any thing whatsoever, without his permission. Bishop Bosseut ?
“Although it is true that no one can be saved unless it be predestined and unless he have faith and grace, still we must be very careful o f our manner of discussing and speaking of these matters. John Calvin
“Let men’s minds be filled with true ideas; let their reason be cultivated; let justice govern them; and there will be no need of opposing to the passions, such a feeble barrier as the fear of gods.” D’Holbach
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